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Lakewood hospital taking ER appointments

January 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A local hospital is taking appointments for emergency room visits.

Lakewood Regional Medical Center is allowing patients with non-emergency conditions to go online to schedule appointments up to two hours in advance.

The hospital says that's the amount of time they would normally spend if they just showed up and waited their turn.

It costs about $15 to use the online appointment system, but you get your money back if you're not seen within 15 minutes of your appointment time.